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A charter school petition that has been denied by the governing board of a local school district may be submitted to the Orange County Board of Education (OCBE) for consideration.

The Orange County Department of Education Charter Schools Unit is responsible for facilitating the charter school petition submission process by:

  • Organizing a multi-disciplinary team to review the petition;

  • Making a recommendation to OCBE to approve or deny the petition; and

  • Answering questions petitioners may have regarding the process. 

 The links below offer information on the appeal process.


Charter School Petition Appeal Process Following District Denial

Charter School Petition Appeal Process Flow Chart

Charter School Appeal Petition Review Legal Standards